During that time he didn't have his license to be able to drive considering he was a teenager then being hit by that question many different scenarios started to run in his mind on what do I do, what do I say, Is she going to leave now and so on. Since the narrator wanted anything but to embarrass himself he responded they would travel by a canoe not telling why he did not have a normal vehicle. Secondly, when they finally started boarding the canoe Sheila started complaining about many things for example when she heard the splashing of the bass in the river which then lead her to express her feelings towards fishing.As stated in the book Sheilas exact words “I think fishings dumb, I mean its boring and all. Definitely dumb”. She also started complaining when she started to become aware of the buzzing noises of the bats and as well with just the whole boat ride she totally disliked.
The narrator also encounters internal conflict when Sheila brings up Eric Caswell. Sheila is speaking to the narrator as they are rowing up the river, in the middle of the story. “Eric Caswells going to be there. He strokes the number four.”(Wetherell 2) The narrator deals with internal conflict when Sheila brings up Eric Caswell because they are on a date with each other and she is thinking about somebody else. To continue, the narrator faces internal conflict when sheila says she thinks fishing is dumb.
When he finally plucked up the courage to ask her out, it was only after agonizing sessions of self-doubt and indecision, walking towards her house and quitting before he got to the door. This reveals how Sheila is constantly on his mind, and that going out with her is one of his primary goals. He is, in the very sense of the word, lovesick. The final reason the protagonist may choose Sheila is that he hides his love of fishing for her. The second that she says she thinks fishing is dumb, he goes about covering his rod and gear, saying that he “would have given anything to not appear dumb in Sheila’s severe and unforgiving eyes” (Wetherell 3).
Afterall, fisherman only do it to spice up the story because who likes a boring story, and it wouldn’t be a fishing story if the size of the fish wasn’t exaggerated. Every group has its bad batch of people that make the rest of the group look bad as a whole, and the fisherman group is no exception to this truth. While fisherman aren’t all perfect, there still more to them to a few bad stereotypes. For example, fisherman do a lot more than just sit all day because
Paul caught a big fish that drug him through the water and down a waterfall. But instead of letting go of the pole and knowing he would be okay he held onto the pole to make sure that he got the fish when his life could have been in danger. This is the second reason why rebellion plays a good part in this movie. The last and final reason why rebellion plays a big part in the movie is when Jessie’s brother came into town and met Norman he was rebelling against everything that Norman said or what he liked to do. He agreed to go fishing with him and when Neal finally showed put to where they were fishing.
Additionally, he is trying to be nice to Maddy and look at things from her perspective. He is finally apologizing for his actions, which showed the change. Sage says, “You went sneaking out of the house, and I didn’t know what you were going to do"(26). Sage was worried about Maddy because he knew how much she cared about the fish. Sage was scared that Maddy might hurt herself because of the traumatizing experience.
He tossed his own clothing into the river and watched it swept away” (133). Montag becomes a different person after finally wading into the river because it washes away his old life, letting him start a new one. Living without technology allows the men to think for themselves and set goals too. Granger states,“‘Every man must leave something behind when he dies’” (149). Though a simple statement, it causes Montag to regret the awful burnings and do something that he will be remembered for.
For example, when the narrator is in the canoe with his date [Sheila Mant] he is forced to cut the line to one of the largest bass he has ever seen because Sheila dislikes fishing. After they arrived at the concert and danced a few times he realized his big mistake as she left with Eric Caswell. And, “It was these secret, hidden tuggings in the night that claimed me, and I never made the same mistake again” (5). The quote explains that after cutting the line to the bass and losing Sheila to Eric he didn’t make that same mistake of losing his identity to something or someone else. But, he also realized his identity in the fact that there would be other Sheila’s and other bass in his life and he should not risk being someone else for Sheila or a bass.
This is evident when the author states, “At eight, she decided her dream was to sail around the world…”. Nevertheless, both pieces of literature share characters that had to deal with people who didn't support or agree with what they wanted to achieve. This is demonstrated in the short story when the narrator’s crush, Sheila Mant, says, ‘“I think fishing’s dumb”’(44). This is contradictory to the narrator’s wants considering he is very passionate about fishing. In the article, the concept of an opposing view is displayed when it is stated that, “…Dekker was placed under state guardianship by a Dutch court… saying it was unsafe and would damage her development”.
I am reading “The Bass, The River, and Sheila Mant” by W. D. Wetherell, and I am on page 3. So far this book is about a boy who falls in love a girl who lives next door. He takes the girl out on a boat ride to a concert but realizes that he forgot to take his fishing line off of the boat until a very large bass comes along and pulls on his line. He tries to hide the fish on the line, because he knows that Sheila does not like to fish so he’s trying to hide the evidence. In this journal I will be questioning and connecting.